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My Lenovo computer will not boot. I enter password, after a

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My Lenovo computer will not boot. I enter password, after a while, screen goes grey and 'egg-timer' disappears. Is this a component fault?

Hi James. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.

I can't yet be certain if this is a component fault but

is this a Windows 8 machine and how long has this been happening?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear Dukey01, Yes, my Lenovo computer is a windows 8 machiine.

Ancilliary devices that is, printer are working. Screen saver cuts in at the appropriate time. It's as if the computer is somehow locked. After the password ***** the 'egg timer' disappears and the screen goes blank.

The only way I can get on the net is by command keys on my wireless key board - and that is only after a couple of attempts.

Yours etc ***** *****.

Thanks Jim. We can try using System Restore to put the machine back to a working condition. This will not affect your documents and data files. Plug the PC/laptop (I don't know if your Lenovo is a laptop or desktop) in to wall power and turn on. From your log in screen hold down (and keep holding) the Shift key and click the power icon in the lower right corner and select Restart. Release the Shift key when you see

"Please Wait"

On the Choose an Option page select Troubleshoot

On the next page select Advanced Options

On the next page select System Restore

Once System Restore launches select your account, enter your password ***** click


Once System Restore comes up click Next

Select a restore date before this problem began and the computer was working normally, and click Next

Click Finish

Say Yes to the admonition that it cannot be interrupted

System Restore will begin initializing and then restoring files.

Once finished and the machine restarted, you should be able to log in successfully.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dukey 01, Cannot get to log on screen. Screen blanks after password ***** *****

Don't enter your password ***** try to log in. Hold down the Shift key and click the power icon in the lower right corner when you see this screen (or equivalent on your monitor)


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Byron, Have no means of closing down computer other than by turning off power.

Rate your servics 'good' - just hope System Restore works. J

Is the restore running now? It can take a while to complete.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear Byron,

Tank you for your back-up enquiry re computer. I am very pleased to say that everything is working very well now. Relieved not to have lost my Documents.


I am very grateful for your assistance. It did take a little while to complete, particularly for a computer illiterate such as myself, but it's AOK now,


Once again thank you very much; hadn't realised how much I rely on this gadget until it 'wasn't there' so to speak.


Take care, yours ets. Jim Walker.

You're most welcome, Jim. Glad to hear it's working again. Should you need assistance in the future I can be reached at this direct link:



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Have a great day.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Duly and thankfully received and noted, take care, Jim Walker